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Arena Hotel

4.0 of 5 Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a 5 night stay in October 2014. The position is excellent in relation to Sultanahmet Sq hippodrome, the tram line etc. BUT the hotel's immediate environment is a bit unpleasant, dusty dirty streets around there, somewhat malodorous. That, of course, is not the fault of the hotel! The staff were fine, friendly, informative and helpful no matter the time... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Waz W., First of all, we really appreciate that you allocated your time to leave your comments for our hotel. We're happy that you spent a pleasant time in here, your gladness is very important for us. AS concerns the traffic İstanbuls' population rounds about 14.000.000 and the square measure is 5,313 km2. Under these circumstances, there can be... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A charming Hotel. Room quite small but adequate. Staff are helpful and keen to give information. Noise levels high due to local traffic proximity of road but you get used to it. Very well positioned in terms of being within walking distance of most attractions. Surroundings are quaint, plenty of photo opportunities and many shops at hand. Close to Sultanahmet... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris W., Thank you very much for your nice reviews for Arena Hotel, we want you to know that we consider the whole assessments which are done by our guests. We're glad that you enjoyed your accommodation in our hotel, so we look forward to see you here in the near future, hope to see you soon. Cordially Zeynep... More

Watford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for three nights in Oct and found the staff friendly and the hotel full of character - a former typical town house now a hotel, we stayed in what were advertised as an 'Economy Room'. It was comfortable but a small former attic room where the ceiling sloped down at about 30 degrees meaning that there was only... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MJ48, First of all, we really appreciate for your nice reviews that you written on there. As conserns your transfer, yumeturkey.com has a collecting system, so it drives around plenty of hotels and picks up the guests and with the heavy traffic it gets sometimes 3 hours, so after an air travel it could be pretty tiresome. Owing to... More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is to say how satisfied we were with the service and general ambience of the Arena. Both Hayati and Aysen, the two receptionists were particularly good. They proved to be an excellent source of information, spending time with us and always being patient and courteous. For family reasons, we had to return to the UK. Hayati and Aysen were... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sheena M, Thankyou very very much for your kind reviews for our hotel. It was our pleassure to host you in our hotel, we want you to know that we read all of our guests' comments and discuss about them, we really appreciate for your reviews. We hope you choose us for your next trip to İstanbul again and... More

Melbourne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 4 days and the staff,our room and meals were all great. Would definitely recommend this hotel as the location to all the sights is perfect and great local restaurants close by as well.

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Our Dear Guest, İnitially, we would like to thank you for you allocated your time to share your comments in Tripadvisor. As you said, we have the best location to all attractions and important sights on the historical peninsula. We hope you'll give a chance us to serve you in Arena Hotel again for your next trip to İstanbul. Cordially... More

Surrey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent welcome with hotel and surroundings well described. Our room was modern, clean and had a balcony but limited view. Standard of cleanliness, quality of meals and general calm atmosphere is great after a hard days sightseeing. We will definitely return.

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Musidorus, Firstly, thank you for sharing your time to mention about Arena Hotel. Later on, I would refer about our restaurant, we have a restaurant that serves lunch and dinner, whole meals are made organic stuffs in here, yoghourt is hand-made, tomato-paste is hand-made, whole vegetables are organic in our cousine, our hotel owner is so attentive to this.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have just enjoyed a relaxing week exploring Sultanahmet area from the Arena Hotel. It is well located and the staff are friendly. Happy to recommend it as a venue close to historical sites and with helpful staff. The room was a good size and with a comfortable bed.

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rosalind M., We're happy to hear that you enjoyed to spend your time in our hotel and İstanbul. Your valuable comments help us to improve our service as Arena Hotel. Thank you again and we will be happy to see you in here in the future. Cordially Zeynep Yıldız More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just arrived home from staying 5 nights with my two girlfriends at the Arena hotel. It was perfect for us - the location of the hotel is perfect - it is lovely to walk back from the restaurants past the Blue Mosque along the hippodrome every evening - I highly recommend you stay here - we researched several hotels before... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Milton Keynes, I would like to indicate that we are pretty happy to host you in our hotel, your remarks are so important for us to improve our skils about to serve our precious guests. We're on the middle of the historical district, so it provides convenience to visit and see the whole historical attractions. Thank you for choosing... More

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is ideally situated just behind the Blue Mosque, so is within easy walking distance of all the main sites, and a tram stop to reach sites a little further away. We stayed in a family room which is in the new wing - the rooms were spacious and nicely furnished. My one tiny quibble is the bathroom was... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SuRoffey, Primarily, we would like to thank you for you shared your polite opinions with our future travellers. As you indicated, Arena Hotel is the neighbour of almost all historical sights in İstanbul. As Arena Hotel we have two different structures, one of them is furnished as classical (or rather it was preserved with its old structure), and the... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great location nearby all the important tourist attractions.An easy walk.Hotel was adequate with all the local flavors on show.We stayed there twice on our trip to Turkey and found two different room types.The new wing(a yr old is much more spacious and probably more to our style.The older unit was very tidy and clean and comfortable but the bathroom... More

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arenahotelistanbul, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Arena Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris R., Thank you for you allocated your time to make your remark for our hotel. As you said we have two units side by side, one of them was an old mansion and we tried to preserve it with its old form, and the other unit is furnished as current. So, we wait to see you in here... More

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Address: Kucukayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu Ucler Hamami Sok. D:13-15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Arena Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 27
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